For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde (MdM), is France based international medical humanitarian organization. MdM currently works in 34 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and…
Program Assistant (Re-Advertisement)
(Date of first publication: 28th October 2021)
I – Mission context
Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organisation whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.
For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde (MdM), a campaigning medical organization committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organization do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in more than 44 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV, and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts and environmental health.
MdM has worked in Nepal since 1995: firstly, on Tuberculosis and HIV in western province, then on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sindhupalchok District. Following the 2015 earthquakes, MdM implemented an emergency response program and then, a post-earthquake early recovery project in the same district.
Since 2018, MdM is working on Environmental Health. The 2018-2019 “Healthy Waste Workers in Kathmandu Valley” program aimed to improve health status of informal waste workers (IWWs) in the Valley, mitigating their occupational risks and environmental exposure, improving access to information and increasing access to health services in Teku, Shantinagar and Sisdole landfill sites.
In continuation, the 3-years program started in 2020, aims to improve health, wellbeing, and livelihood of IWWs in Kathmandu Valley and Sisdole landfill. The strategy consists in: 1. formalization of IWWs through non-profit enterprises and increasing their recognition in integrated solid waste management in urban cities, 2. increasing risk mitigation and promotion of decent safe work opportunities in current activities and through innovation contributing to improve solid waste management and 3. increasing access to quality health services for IWWs and the community through promotion of Urban Health Promotion Center in Ward 19 and in Kakani’s Rural Health Center.
The 3-year program will be complemented by upcoming SEWA (Safe and Economic Upliftment of Waste reduction Actions) project which focuses on 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) and environment friendly business innovation in waste management sector of Kathmandu Valley and Sisdole landfill, Nuwakot. It is expected to begin from 2022.
II- Main aims of the post
Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Program Assistant position consists in proactively support the operation of the Healthy Waste Workers for Sustainable Waste Management project and support in development and operation of upcoming SEWA (Safe and Economic Upliftment of Waste reduction Actions) project according to MdM guidelines and values. The Program Assistant ensures and delivers the needed support to the implementing partners to carry out project activities with quality under supervision from Program Manager. S/he will ensure constant coordination and communication with all involved bodies/stakeholders. S/he will support Program Manager in overall data management of the project(s), reporting process and contributes to the visibility and valorization of the program and its achievements.
Terms of Reference for this position can be subject to modification depending on the evolution of the situation in country and the needs. Any significant change may be discussed between the concerned employee and the employer prior to the implementation.
Tasks and responsibilities:
1. Support in Project Documentation
2. Support to Project Implementation
3. Coordination and Communication
4. Reporting, monitoring, and evaluation
III – Profile of the ideal candidate
Skills and qualities required
Notes to Candidates:
Please note that candidates who have already applied in the earlier advertisement (with closing date 7th November 2021) do not need to apply again. This is a re-advertisement for additional applications only.
Duration: 1 Year (renewal)
Duty Station: Kathmandu (frequent travel to field)
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible in February 2022
Number of positions: 1
Closing date of application: 11th February 2022
How to Apply:
Send a letter of interest mentioning position applied for and an updated CV in English with 2 references and a cover letter to email@example.com
Médecins du Monde Nepal reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever. Medecins du Monde (MdM) is an equal opportunity employer.